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5 Things We Learned From ShondaLand

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:46am

We know that Shonda Rhimes doesn't want to talk about her legacy, that Olivia Pope is a questionable role model, and a few other things about Thursday nights on ABC.

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Obama Calls Iran Deal 'Most Consequential Foreign Policy Debate' Since Iraq Vote

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:20am

In a speech today at American University, the president will try to convince the public that the nuclear deal is the best way to handle Iran.

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'Two Across' Spells Out A Charming Love Story In Crosswords

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 9:21am

Jeff Bartsch's new novel is about a brainy couple who, after meeting at a 1960s spelling bee, conduct their troubled love affair through secret clues in the crosswords they compose for newspapers.

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SEC To Vote On Requiring Companies To Disclose CEO Pay Ratio

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:58am

More than 280,000 public comments in favor of the proposed pay ratio rule have been submitted to the SEC since the rule was formally proposed in 2013.

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First Watch: CALLmeKAT, 'Hidden Waters'

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:03am

The streets of Copenhagen turn into a '70s-flavored dance party in the Danish indie-pop singer's first single since 2012.

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Luluc, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 7:03am

An Australian duo spending time in Brooklyn makes quiet, intimate, yearning music. Hear a set including songs from their breakout album, Passerby.

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Pope Francis Urges Church To Embrace Those Who Divorce And Remarry

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 7:03am

The headline on the Vatican's official news site makes the point clearly: "Pope: divorced and remarried people not excommunicated."

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Two Trains Derail In India, Killing At Least 24; Floodwaters Blamed

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 6:10am

More than 300 people survived, according to local media reports. Just minutes before the crashes, another train had passed safely over the same area.

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Six Friends, A Pile of Cash And A Game With Deadly Consequences

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 6:03am

Black Chalk hinges on a plot twist that we won't give away. But we will say it's the summer thriller we've been waiting for: about a teenage game that turns dangerous as its players become adults.

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Untangling The Many Deductibles Of Health Insurance

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 5:08am

Some people wind up having to pay hospital deductibles on top of other medical deductibles. But those do not apply to outpatient procedures.

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Villainous Scheme Makes Dozens A Few Minutes Late

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 5:05am

A 40-foot inflatable "minion" — the yellow, unintelligible sidekicks from the Despicable Me movies who recently were given their own spinoff — broke loose and blocked traffic in Dublin this week.

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Love Is Dead: Ms. Piggy And Kermit Call It Quits

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 5:00am

Despite the end of their tempestuous 30-year relationship, the Hollywood power couple will continue to work together on the new prime-time Muppets show.

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